Trends towards economic globalization are changing the world in fundamental respects. The author puts forward a strong case for challenging some central features of the current version of globalization, asking whether it is possible to restore the compassionate and responsible state given present global conditions.
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University.
Introduction. Part I. Diagnosing the Challenge: 1. Democratizing, Internationalizing, and Globalizing: A Collage of Blurred Images. 2. Co-opting the Sovereign State. 3. On the Political Economy of World Order. 4. A Regional Approach to World Order. Part II: Substantive Dimensions: 5. The Illegitimacy of the Non-Proliferation Regime. 6. The Quest for Human Rights. 7. The Outlook for UN Reform: Necessary but Impossible. Part III: New Directions: 8. Resisting "Globalization-from-Above" through "Globalization-from-Below". 9. Global Civil Society: Perspectives, Initiatives, Movements. 10. Recasting Citizenship. 11. Toward Normative Renewal. Notes. Index.